AG Balderas Targets Predators on School Campuses, Secures 84 Additional Years Against Serial Rapist Gary Gregor

March 23, 2022
Contact: Jerri Mares – (505) 321-4372

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Gary Gregor, a former elementary teacher at Agua Fria Elementary School in Santa Fe, was sentenced to 84 additional years in prison. Last week, a jury found him guilty of four counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, and one count of criminal sexual contact of a minor. This is the third trial that the Attorney General’s Office has successfully prosecuted against Gregor for abusing multiple elementary students.

“We must disrupt predators from gaining employment access in our schools, and I applaud parents and legislators that are committed to improving safety standards for our children,” said Attorney General Balderas.

Gregor was first convicted on 12 criminal counts for his actions against two fourth grade girls and sentenced to a total of 108 years. He was next convicted for one count against another young victim and sentenced to an additional six years. In this third and final trial, two more of his young victims came forward.

Gregor is now serving a total of 198 years for his 18 convictions against these young victims.

The case was investigated by the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General and prosecuted by Assistant Attorneys General Caitlin Dillon, Mark Probasco, and Peter Valencia.